Cyril Northcote Parkinson Quotes

Expenditure rises to meet income.

The man who is denied the opportunity of making decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. He becomes fussy about filing, keen on seeing that pencils are sharpened, eager to ensure that the windows are open (or shut) and apt to use two or three different-colored inks.

Democracy equals inflation.

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

Deliberative bodies become decreasingly effective after they pass five to eight members.

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

Expansion means complexity, and complexity decay.